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The Team

Amanda Parry - Director of Learn Alliance

As Director of the Alliance, Amanda is responsible for developing and overseeing all its activities and those of the SCITT partnership. Amanda has undertaken a wide variety of consultancy assignments to support the improvement of schools in the alliance including pupil premium reviews, leadership team development (whole school and individual) and brokering school to school support. Amanda is experienced at faciliating leadership development at all levels and has contributed to the Learning for Leadership, senior leadership and middle leadership programmes. Additionally Amanda has worked to support the development of both newly and recently qualified teachers. Amanda is an NCTL Advanced Facilitator.  

Amanda also has deputy headship responsibilites at Thornden School, with responsibility for SEN, English, MFL and Year 7. Amanda ovesees all admission and transition activity and pupil premium.

Su Whelan - Headteacher: Thornden School

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Jo Harcourt-Brown- LEaRN Teaching School Administrator

Jo is the first point of contact for the LEaRN Teaching School

LEaRN Consultants

We also work with experienced and skilled consultants to provide a full range of development support for schools.  Our consultants have varied and successful careers as senior leaders and have indepth understanding of the local education scene.

Susan Rafter

A skilled educational leadership and management adviser with over 20 years experience working at senior levels in secondary education.  As an experienced Headteacher, NCTL Local Leader in Education and Professional Partner, Susan has worked with a wide range of schools, Local Authorities and national organisations to support Headteachers and Governing Bodies in driving and sustaining school improvement.


Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership

Juliet Pearce - Director of SCITT

Juliet has taught English in three secondary schools in Hampshire for over 20 years.  As Head of English in two of those schools, she has had experience of leading large teams of specialist English teachers in the pursuit and achievement of excellence.  Thornden School, where she is based, is an Arts College with its own concert hall, and she has until very recently been Director of Performing Arts.  She has presented at national Achievement Shows, showcasing the outstanding work of colleagues in that faculty.  For several years, she was involved in school to school support, advising and working with Heads of English across Hampshire to strengthen their departments.  She has extensive experience of delivering staff training at all levels from ITT to Middle Leadership.  She has been involved in ITT, for many years as a Professional Mentor in school working with several universities across the South of England, as a member of the PGCE Steering Group at the University of Southampton and then as Director of ITT for the LEARN Alliance, leading the School Direct programme with the University of Southampton.

Sian Taggart - SCITT Administrator

Sian is the first point of contact for the Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership. 

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